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Geographies of Class, Race, and Gender in US Culture
American Culture and its Spaces

Discomforting Silences in Alt-Right America, 2019 Simon Strick A military march is heard from offstage, and a cannon fires. Hamlet: “What warlike noise is this?" William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 2 Excuse me, going off on a tangent. In this volume, so many authors have spent words getting comfortable with theorising the dynamics of comfort and discom- fort that I can think of few better closures than a reflection on the dis/comforts of silence. Ending things with silence requires at least a nod to the tradition of Ham- let, which also clues us into

Placing America Constructing America through Time and Space Maria-Theresia Holub If history is not only temporal or chronologi- cal, but also spatial and relational (and if, con- versely, our understanding of geography itself is never historically innocent) then it follows that our analysis of ideas of postmodernity must consequently be informed by this kind of geohistorical perspective. DAVID MORLE Y, »EURAM, MODERNIT Y, REASON AND ALTERIT Y«,1996 Explaining why she would not vote for Barack Obama in the 2012 Presiden- tial election, Tea Party Express

Images and Identities Across Time and Space

Chapter 4 Creating a New Popular Culture: Re-Imagining the American Dream in Hip-Hop Hip-hop culture is one of the main forms of representations connected to the shrinking Bronx in the 1970s and 1980s. African American studies scholar Tri- cia Rose explains in her pioneering study Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Cul- ture in Contemporary America (1994): “Hip hop is a cultural form that attempts to negotiate the experience of marginalization, brutally truncated opportu- nity, and oppression within the cultural imperatives of African-American and Caribbean history

An Introduction to American Studies

Performing America Abroad No Name City and the Haunted Spaces of Transnational America Leopold Lippert Over the last two decades, much theorizing about the scope and methods of American Studies, routinely acknowledged by its practitioners as a vibrant and interdisciplinary field of inquiry, has been set apart by a sense of urgency. The increasingly uninterrupted global flows of capital, goods, ideas, images, techno- logies, and people—a process that is commonly referred to as ›globalization‹— have compelled American Studies scholars to adjust their lines of